Falcons Win, Keep No. 3 Draft Pick

Atlanta retains position after not 1, not 2, not 3 ... 4 tiebreakers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2007 10:59 AM CST
St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson carries the ball during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, in this Dec. 16, 2007 file photo, in St. Louis. The Rams will chose second in the...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Miami will choose first in the 2008 NFL draft—of that there wasn't any doubt. After the Rams make the second selection, the honors will go to the Falcons, who won a series of tiebreakers meant to loosen the knot of four teams tied for the third-worst record, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The full list of the top (or bottom) eight teams:

  1. Miami
  2. St. Louis
  3. Atlanta
  4. Oakland
  5. Kansas City
  6. New York Jets
  7. New England (from San Francisco)
  8. Baltimore